Seattle has lot more going on than just the Seahawks' overwhelming defense, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Monday.
The Pacific Northwest city not only brought home its first Super Bowl on Sunday night in lopsided fashion, Seattle is also the "hub of corporate commerce" in the United States and home to several stocks to watch this trading session, Cramer said.
Highlighting Washington state companies such as Microsoft, Amazon and Starbucks, Cramer centered on wholesaler Costco, based just outside Seattle, as a strong company in a weak retail sector. He lumped in Whole Foods, which is headquartered in Austin, Texas, as a similar company that can weather the troubles hitting retail.
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"These are two companies that people always want to work for," Cramer said, referring to Costco and Whole Foods. "The wages are good. People move up within their own organizations. ... I think both these companies are terrific."